Battle Droids are manufactured in factories on Genesis. They are built in endless numbers to create a vast army for the Trade Federation and the Separatists. Carrying blasters, they pour into the Geonisis arena and onto the planet's bare, rocky ground to battle the Republic's Clone Troopers in Star Wars: Attack Of the Clones.
Hasbro intended to release The Legacy Collection Droid Factory collection in 2012 to promote the 3D theatrical release of Attack Of The Clones, but the Disney acquisition of Lucasfilm quickly put a end to their plans. The action figures meant to be a part of this line was split between the first two assortments of the Black Series and the Amazon exclusive The Legacy Collection set, both of which came out in 2013.
Collectors were surprised when the assortment originally meant to come out in two waves in 2013 found its way to discount chains across North America in May 2015. The date stamp for this figure is 22841, which translates to October 10, 2012. This indicates that the line was in production when it was cancelled and the stock found in 2015 was a clearance of what was produced.
Original Retail: $19.99
UPC Number: 6 53569 77949 0
- Battle Droid action figure
- Baktoid E-5 Blaster Rifle
- Communications Antenna
- FA-4 Torso
- Before this assortment hit shelves, it was released in the Amazon exclusive The Legacy Collection set with the TC-70 left leg Droid Factory part.
Photography & Text by D. Martin Myatt